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Digital Design Intern

*To be considered for an internship, you must apply directly through our online application here.* 

Help design and program the next generation of Cato’s digital publications and tools; analyze and visualize the underlying data for Cato’s research; and coordinate Cato’s social media presence. Our team blends the culture of a think tank with a software/​media startup. You will gain valuable experience in web programming, web/​graphic design, and data analysis, all of which make the cutting-edge digital presence of Cato possible.


Some or all of the following (depending on interest and skills):

  • Assist in data analysis and cleanup
  • Create data sets and visualizations as needed
  • Edit, curate, and post online content
  • Assist in digital marketing campaign creation and execution
  • Create/​modify reports and reporting dashboards
  • Assist with audio/​visual setup and post-production


  • Knowledge and experience working in databases
  • Intermediate HTML skills
  • Interest in databases, marketing automation, and digital publishing
  • Good working knowledge of office productivity software tools
  • Exposure to one or more publishing technologies (WordPress, InDesign, Drupal)

At the Cato Institute, digital content and presentation are at the forefront of advancing our mission. With a steadfast commitment to championing peace, individual liberty, limited government, and free markets, Cato harnesses innovative technologies to effectively disseminate our ideals. Across a wealth of meticulously curated content, including Policy Analyses, Briefing Papers, podcasts, and video presentations, all our research is bolstered by state-of-the-art digital tools. Join us at Cato, where you'll be part of an organization that embraces technology's power to amplify our mission and bring classical liberal ideals to a global audience. 

About the Cato Internship Program

Cato’s paid internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, law students, and early-career professionals who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace—principles that, taken together, constitute libertarianism, known alternately as “classical liberalism,” “market liberalism,” or, to many of our international friends, just “liberalism.” 

All Cato interns attend the same intensive seminar series, which covers a broad range of history, philosophy, policy, and professional development topics. Interns also aid with events and occasionally help Cato staff with other day-to-day needs. 

Interns receive competitive compensation. Part-time positions are adjusted accordingly and carry a minimum of 25 hrs./wk. Program participants must be available in person in Washington, D.C.  

For more information about the internship program and experience, we encourage you to explore our website.  

If you have any questions, feel free to email Cortez Bartolome, Programs Coordinator, at